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Dance team earns superior trophy at camp

The Irish spent four days and three nights at the Universal Dance Association (UDA) camp at Oakland University learning new choreography, technique, and team routines. As a whole, the NDP dancers left with the Superior trophy. UDA All-American recipients were Abby Scroggie and Grace Topoleski.  The UDA camp experience not only catapults teams to the next level of technique, but also provides an overall team bonding experience with many unforgettable shared memories.   The Irish dance team is looking forward to performing this coming school year for the NDP community […]

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Notre Dame announces new addition to coaching staff

New head coach for girls swimming and diving program comes to Notre Dame with D-1 college experience. Notre Dame Preparatory School announced today that the athletic department has hired Shawn A. Kornoelje as its new head girls swimming and diving coach, effective immediately. Kornoelje replaces Mike Venos, who has taken a position with Mercy High School in Farmington Hills. “We are very pleased that Shawn has agreed to come aboard at Notre Dame,” said Betty Wroubel, athletic director and assistant principal at Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy. “It’s […]

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Important Information for Fall Athletics

Even though summer has just started the 2016 fall athletic season is not too far away.  Below are several dates to keep in mind for both Notre Dame Prep and Marist Academy athletics.  More information about tryouts will be announced as we approach the official start dates. The first official practice/tryout date for Football is Monday, August 8th. The first official practice/tryout date for Volleyball, Cross Country, Boys Soccer, Girls Golf, Girls Swimming and Diving, Boys Tennis, and Equestrian is Wednesday, August 10th. In order to participate all students must have a […]

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Notre Dame Girls Soccer Claims First State Title

The Notre Dame Girls Varsity Soccer team claimed its first MHSAA state title in program history, scoring a goal in the final minute of regulation to force overtime before prevailing after eight rounds of a penalty kick shootout over Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern. Though the Irish held an 11-2 advantage on corner kicks throughout the match to go along with a 15-8 shots advantage (shots on goal were 8-3) they found themselves down a goal for the majority of the second half.  After a scoreless opening half the Huskies […]

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Irish Blank Marian to Advance to MHSAA Final

The Notre Dame Girls Varsity Soccer team made an early goal by Celia Gaynor stand up as the game-winner as the Irish defeated Marian 1-0 to advance to the MHSAA state finals.  Just 6:26 into the match Eileen Haig found Gaynor on a cross in the box, who turned and hit it into the back of the net.  “That situation was actually something that we watched what we did the first time we played them and we had some success with it, we just didn’t finish the ball,” Notre Dame […]

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Irish Take Regional Title Over Fenton, Advance to Final Four

The Notre Dame Girls Varsity Soccer team used early goals in both halves to earn a 2-1 win over Fenton and advance to the MHSAA state semifinal round.  It did not take long for the Irish to get on the board as Rosella LoChirco sent a cross through to Celia Gaynor, who put the ball towards the back post where Mariana McPartlin would beat the Tiger goalkeeper to put Notre Dame up 1-0.  “We talked in the locker room about coming out and, to use a boxing term, making sure […]

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